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Pakistan to double hydroelectric output to meet power shortage

Deccan Herald | 30/04/2022 08:13 PM | Click to read full article

Pakistan will double its hydroelectric output in the next seven years to meet its perennial power shortage and address the soaring electricity prices, a media report said on Saturday, amid a worsening energy crisis resulting in over 10 hours of load-shedding in the country.

The Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) has devised a plan to increase the existing 9,406 MW to 20,591 MW by the year 2028-29. The hydropower will be added in two phases.